Apr 27, 2012


Talk about an image problem. The people who have performed cosmetic tests on animals are insane, in my view. This week has been World Week for Animals in Laboratories. To read any scientific paper about how long it takes or how many milligrams it takes or how "significant" it is that rabbits or rats show hind limb paralysis or death after ingesting shampoo is mind-boggling.

When the "scientists" don't get the results they want, they re-do it or say that the data was mixed up or that they are inexplicable. For example, here is a paper from ~ten years ago and you can search for the word "rabbit" or "rat" to see the many instances and lengthy duration of insanity, torture or sadism or however you personally term it:
[PDF] Opinion of the SCCNFP on P81, zinc pyrithioneec.europa.eu/health/archive/ph_risk/committees/.../out225_en.pdf
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SCCNFP has a specific working group on alternatives to animal testing which, in co- ....marketing history of zinc pyrithione containing cosmetic shampoos..... rabbits produced no adverse effects when ingestion was meticulously prevented. ..... ZPT administered orally to pregnant rabbits from Day 6 through Day 18 of ...

That these tests are still going on is incredible.

LUSH Cosmetics, The Humane Society of the United States and ...finance.yahoo.com/.../lush-cosmetics-humane-society-united-143000...
Apr 17, 2012 – "The beauty industry continues needless animal testing and it's time for it to stop," said ... "Consumers are largely unaware that some shampoos and lipsticks still involve chemical poisoning of animals such as rabbits and mice. ... A large proportion of the animals used in cosmetic testing are laboratory-bred ...
On YouTube I saw a documentary regarding the life of Henry Spira who led numerous media campaigns and steady protests outside the Museum of Natural History in NYC for TWO YEARS in the 70s relevant to the absurd and sadistic cat experiments the Museum staff had been doing for TWENTY YEARS. We haven't progressed far for FORTY YEARS on! I would recommend watching  
One Man's Way (~52 minutes) and draw your attention to the interview with Ed Koch, former Mayor of NYC, as he explains the cat experiments. They had no cosmetic or other purpose. Then, how much purpose does any cosmetic testing correctly serve? There is an excerpted version (~7 minutes) that also includes Ed Koch at Excerpts from the Activists-Portrait of Animal Rights Activist Henry Spira

For more info on World Week for Animals in Laboratories see:

Image credit: Dutch Rabbit by http://animals.m-y-d-s.com/

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